The Overcoat-a Musical Tailoring
A co-production with Canadian Stage and Vancouver Opera
March 27, 28 previews 8:00 pm
March 29, 8:00 pm
March 30, 7:00 pm (pre-concert talk at 6:15 pm)
April 1, 8 & 11, at 1 pm matinee
April 3, 5, 7, 14 at 8 pm
April 13, 7 pm with post concert chat
If clothes make the man, they can undo him.
Twenty years after it took the world by storm, the first-of-its-kind silent-theatre blockbuster The Overcoat is re-fashioned into a wholly original musical experience for the 21st century. Joined by award-winning composer James Rolfe, celebrated Canadian theatre innovator Morris Panych and his original creative team return to the drafting table to re-pattern Gogol’s 19th century tale of a lowly office worker whose life is turned upside down when he’s robbed of his new overcoat. Boasting a joyously transporting score, this Overcoat is a bold symphony of voices and movement, comedy and tragedy that addresses the universal human need for compassion, and our unfortunate tendency to deny it.